Oneonta Police arrested 24-year-old Joshua West of Oneonta and 21-year-old Kyle Macken of Oneonta on charges of 1st degree robbery and 2nd degree assault.  The 2 were charged in connection with a robbery at knifepoint, the victim suffered a broken nose in the attack.  West and Macken face court action on the charges shortly, the unidentified victim was treated at Fox Hospital.


Fire fighters responded to a blaze at 311 Tunnel Road in Port Crane early this morning.  The house was completely destroyed the structure was fully involved when firefighters arrived at around 4:20AM.  Fire fighters from Port Crane, Harpursville and Sanitaria Springs responded, fire investigators are investigating the cause of that fire this afternoon.


The Broome County Special Investigation Unit Task Force and the New York State Liquor Authority checked several Broome County area establishments last weekend for violations of the underage sale and consumption of alcohol laws.  Violations were found at Mary’s Bar in the Town of Chenango & the Sports Bar in Binghamton.


A New survey released today by The Partnership at Drugfree.org and the MetLife Foundation confirmed that one in four teens has misused or abused a prescription drug at least once in their lifetime, which is a 33% increase in the past five years. Dave Ramsey of the Alcohol & Drug Abuse Council suggested ways to get rid of old prescriptions that are no longer in use:

(Dave Ramsey 4-23-13)

The Partnership Attitude Tracking Study also found that 1 in 8 teens have taken the stimulants Ritalin or Adderall when it was not prescribed for them, at least once in their lifetime. More information can be found at adaconline.org or by call the council at 746-8300.


The Annual Vision 21 Dinner Auction and Commitment to Community Awards Dinner will be on Tuesday, April 23rd starting at 5:30 at The Sidney Elks Lodge.  More information about Vision 21 can be found on their face book page


This Saturday from 10:00am to 2:00pm, the Norwich Police Department will be accepting unwanted, unused or outdated prescription medications for disposal.  All of the unused medications will be accepted at the rear of the Police Station located at 18 East Main Street Norwich.


NBT Bancorp reported core net income for the 1st quarter of  2013 was $14.3 million, up 8.5% from the same period in 2012.  Reported results from the first quarter of 2013 include the impact of the acquisition of Alliance Financial Corporation, including approximately $10.7 million in merger related expenses. Net interest income was up 5.6% as compared to the first quarter of 2012,  Noninterest income was up 9.4% as compared to the first quarter of 2012, insurance and financial services revenue was up 12.0% & Trust revenue was up 36.8%.



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